Arline Judge joins a safari to escape the clutches of an enemy agent in this jungle adventure.
June 6, 2010
Who was that gorilla I saw you with?
Monogram Pictures' phony jungle, a guy in a gorilla suit and Mantan Moreland. What more could you want? A lot more Mantan Moreland, that's what. He's the only reason to download this movie….well, maybe that's a little harsh. Let's say he's almost the only reason. Just standing there Moreland makes me smile, and once he opens his mouth I'm helpless. A silly plot has Arline Judge, John "Dusty" King and Mantan trudging through a sound-stage jungle pursued by Nazi agents (MEANINGLESS SPOILER WARNING), that is until Mantan meets a lodge brother from Harlem and saves the day. It's nothing more than pure, low-budget, B movie hokum. Okay, so I'm really stretching to give this little "African" romp four stars. I don't care. CAST NOTE: Technically this movie's star is Arline Judge, a dancer turned actor who kicked around Hollywood until 1964. Pleasant enough, she starred in B-features, had supporting roles in a few A-features and finished her career as a character actor in television productions.
December 31, 2009
Moreland saves this one
Mantan Moreland is in good form, and is the only reason to watch this unimaginative, tritely written, light comedy/adventure movie. I didn't care for Arline Judge. John King was out-acted by props on the set, as usual.
I downloaded the DivX file. The video is OK, though there's a purple cast to the first 3 minutes of so. I'm learning that a lot of old movies were poorly transferred to VHS/DVD. Frames of this one have been cropped on the bottom and right sides. It's really a shame. The audio is OK.